Mario + Rabbids
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It seems the release date for Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope may have been leaked ahead of schedule.

According to a now-removed listing on the Spanish Ubisoft Store, the Switch exclusive (including a Gold Edition) will be released later this year on 20th October. Multiple Twitter users managed to grab a screenshot before it was removed:

This follows Nintendo's announcement of a Partner Showcase, which will run for around 25 minutes and focus on third-party titles coming to the Switch.

Ubisoft shared a brief update about Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope in an earnings report not long ago, mentioning how the game was still on track for a 2022 release. The sequel announcement was originally leaked last June and then officially confirmed shortly after.

New screenshots of Mario + Rabbids are also circulating on social media - teasing what appears to be a new playable character (warning: spoilers). Are you looking forward to the second Mario + Rabbids adventure? Comment below.